Is This "RGIII Ugly Sweater" the Ugliest Piece of Redskins Merchandise Ever?

It’s a great gift for your worst enemy.
Is This "RGIII Ugly Sweater" the Ugliest Piece of Redskins Merchandise Ever?

It’s about that time of the year when people start shopping for holiday gifts. But if you’re hung up on what to buy for your arch-nemesis this year, the Washington NFL team’s got you covered. Enter the Robert Griffin III Ugly Sweater.

This garish rag, featuring the name and jersey number of Washington’s oft-injured quarterback against a festive burgundy-and-gold spew, goes for $84.95 from the NFL’s online store. Besides a wrap-around pattern of brightly colored footballs and the team’s racial slur of a name, the sweater also features sleeves adorned with the Native American graphic seen on Washington’s helmets.

Also, it’s made from acrylic, so in addition to being hideous and morally repugnant, it’s also highly flammable. The perfect gift for your worst enemy.

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.